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Juvenile suffers life-threatening injury in Columbia shooting


A juvenile suffered a life-threatening gunshot wound early Thursday in Columbia, police said.

Police didn't give the age of the boy who was shot in the 2600 block of Old 63 S. at about 2 a.m. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital, the Columbia Police Department said in a news release.

Officers detained two other juveniles, both males, on suspicion of second-degree assault and armed criminal action. They were turned over to juvenile authorities, the release says.

An ABC 17 News reporter saw police investigating early Thursday near Campus Lodge. An officer on the scene confirmed that someone had been shot but gave no other details at the time. The scene was cleared at about 3:30 a.m.

The shooting was "not random" and the juveniles knew each other, police said in the release. CPD released no other details, citing the ongoing investigation.

Check back and watch ABC 17 News at 9 and 10 for more on this developing story.

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  1. From the police scanner:

    At 2:06 a.m., Dispatcher: “Boone County, 4P83, 4P41, 4S61 to back (P=patrol units, S=Sergeant), for a GSW (gunshot would) at 2634 South Old 63.” A fire truck and ambulance were dispatched.

    Dispatcher: “Be advised the GSW is in the head.”

    Dispatch: “Caller stating it is not self-inflicted, we are still gathering further.”

    2:11 a.m. Fire Dispatcher: “Quint 8 (fire truck) we have law enforcement arriving now, you are responding with Medic 161 for a 16-year-old male, conscious and breathing, was shot in the face, unknown weapon, we are trying to gather further, scene is not stable at this time.”

    Officers arrive. At 2:12 a.m. Officer: “Medics in.”

    Officer: “Boone County, 4S11, I will have the City. Hold non-priorities.” (This happens so often because we do not have enough police in this town. City Council’s fault. Police do not respond to burglaries in progress when they are not responding to “non-priority” calls.)

    A fireman drives the ambulance to the hospital while both medics treat the patient.

    That was about it for the radio traffic on this one. Happy Thanksgiving!

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